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>> any other members of the public? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. >> chairman? >> thank you. mr. president, and thank you, for the very thoughtful conversation and suggestions and the work in the written presentations is excellent. and very, very helpful, i think to all of us, certainly to me. i would like to comment on something that a couple of people have said and i totally agree with the one size does not fit all. i have used my role as a commissioner here to look at and look out for the entire city in terms of transportation, that is the charge. and the same time being mindful of neighborhoods and groups and individuals, and circumstances that are around the city, i can assure you that it is an extremely difficult job and for us it is going to be getting much more difficult in the coming year because the transit effectiveness project will be coming out and that does involve some or one of the speakers mentioned removing
some bus stops and changes. and so there is going to be a lot of opposition to it and it is going to be tough, but ours again and we have it look out for the whole city and the case is made well for the involvement of the small business community and the work of mt a and i would like to make a suggestion that your commission, came up with 12 different suggestions and we have several as well. and i think that it would be very unwhiledy to try to deal with tonight and i would suggest that we consider asking our staffs to work together on some of the most sale ent recommendations and to come back and we could meet again in six months or three months or whatever and talk about the specific things that will show essentially how the mta reaches out to and involves the small business community early on in the process. and i would hope that something like that would you know that recommendations could come to codify some of those things and at what point do we check with the businesses? you know?
and the community. any way i would like to offer that suggestion it is not detailed of course, but it would be a way of moving forward. >> i agree with that. and maybe, check in, you know, we could dedicate a part of our commission meetings on the checking in, on what both staffs are talking about. and we both have been working on this, and your staff has been great, our staff, and i mean that there is communication now where i think a while ago there was no communication and now we are finally talking. what we we asked the director to respond to that? any thoughts on that? >> that i think is a good suggestion for us, too. we both have a listing of recommendation and directions and a lot of them are aligned and working out the finer details to are able to bring back to both body and so our
office would be amenable to that. >> and what do you think about that? >> my idea? >> i think that this the suggestion is a good one, and i think that there is a lot of common ground and i think that the common bond was the phrase used and i think that there is a lot to work with there. but, i think that for the benefit of the public, and the small business community, i think that the accountable for this process would be well served by reporting back whether as a regular part of the respectful board and commission meetings on whether we are with these number of these, and our already in progress. and but i think that the idea to come back, subsequently, and bring you updates on where we are is a great idea. >> members of the commission? >> i think that this is a good idea, but do i want to urge if
we are going in this direction that there are many issues that are extremely pressing right now to small business corridors that are actively effecting businesses. and you know, i am just a little worried that this is not going to be done in a timely manner, because i certainly know and i live and work in north beach, and that there are major issues right now, that are of great concern up to the residents and the merchants that we are aligned on. and time is of the essence anybody else? >> go ahead. >> thank you, i just wanted to thank everybody who came here and gave public comment today, i know that you probably all had much better things to do with your afternoon and i appreciate the small business commission giving their time to
us as well and i think that this was incredibly helpful. and to me, the chairman pointed out and director pointed out. we really are united in common ground and we all recognize that the small businesses make this city an amazing place to live. and we might have different opinions about what is going to guarantee the health and viability of the small businesses but i think that we are at a really good starting point where we can start to talk to each other now and i just have to speak up for family and transit. in my three years on the board, nothing upsets me more than to hear someone saying that you can't have a family in this city unless you have a car because i know that is not traou. for people who can afford cars, fabulous, if they can afford to have the children and drive around, fabulous, that is wonderful, but i ride muni a lot and i see so many families taking transit and so it is so important for all of us to remember that by
improving walkable and bikable and also, continuing to accommodate the private automobiles as we have in the history of the city that we are helping families, thank you all so much for coming and i appreciate hearing from the small business leaders in particular, thank you >> members of the board? >> director lee? >> yeah, i want to just comment on the commissioner dooley's comment that items that we need to address and we need to look at them in conjunction with the small business and otherwise the things will fall through the cracks and say let's get together six months from now and we still have the same problems facing us and i would like to make a recommendation that in the once every two months, we meet with, representatives from the small business commission, that address certain things that are popping up. >> yes. we do. >> and i think that is a great idea. >> and the one. >> and the policy in the government in the out reach. >> thank you. >> and commissioner dooley does have a great point, and there
are a couple of projects coming up right now that are effecting like especially with the central subway coming into north beach and polk street and upper market and there are somewhere our office is hearing a lot from the merchants and i think that we could just start some dialogue on those projects right now. and but, i do want to give a shout out to ed and your staff. your out reach has been phenomenal and we have heard, every since you became head of mta, now before we never heard anything and now we are hearing from you guys and i cannot tell you how much it has been appreciated. and i want to give a shout out to steve cornel because he brought this up to our commission, and what about a year ago? and that we need to start talking and it really opened my eyes and i just wanted to tell you how much i appreciated that. and it did open my eyes, because the concerns that he was having in his area. and i was hearing, in the
castro and in the valley and so, i really want to appreciate you putting this the forefront, steve i want to give you a shout out for that. >> members of the board? so what i want to do is talk to the staff about the timing and i have commissioner dooley's contact information and once we can finalize something i will reach for you. okay. >> and members, who want to speak to us on something that is not on the calendar? >> yes tl, is members of the public to address the board and commission on matters that are within the jurisdiction of the two representative agencies but not on today's calendar. we don't have any speaker cards for anyone under that section. >> anyone care to speak to the board on anything else? >> any matters that have not been discussed today whether it is with the small business commission or with the mta? >> seeing none, i think that probably time to... >> party up on the polk street. >> we have one member of the public that would like to make
a comment >> there are any other parties going around that we can go to tonight? >> businesses? >> how are you doing? >> this is first for me, i was not prepared, but, my name is abraham, and i own a part owner of a business, and on fillmore and eddie and i have, and we do have a concern with a bus stop that was put right in front of our business. and that has affected us, very much as far as business is concerned and we tried to contact the mta as far as having something done with the bus stop but we to no avail. however, we talked to the people who, the contractors that actually put the bus stop there. and they decided that they were going to move it further up and they painted everything, and then they stopped working on it. so, it is, an issue that we are
having with our business. and we have been trying to get a hold of somebody at the mta to discuss this issue, but to no avail. >> perhaps, mr. reiskin can talk to the director a bit after for a second >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you *, next speaker? >> scott howge,, i just want to bring up the small business community, the small business commission, has supported the task force recommendations that came out regarding the plakards that is a good example that we can work together and show some opportunities for collaboration. >> any other members of the public that would like to make a comment on something that is not on today's agenda. >> i don't see anything, mr. president. >> it looks to me like it is time to adjourn. >> i would like to thank both of the staffs and i would like to thank christian murdock and
recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it,
fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there
without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson.
928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air. that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes. hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the bustle of the city. take the 36 bus and it will drop
you at the entrance. it is quite a hike to the top but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished. there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to
the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for a memorable and magical experience.
located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city, concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs and plenty of parking.
transit is available on the 28 bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones. in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills, it offers a great square, a
peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90 buses. it is ada accessible.
we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans.
a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at sfrecpark.org. discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path
behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada
accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is anchored by twin white gazebos and flowers that bloom
year-round. this is the place to tell someone special or the place to declare the commitment you two share. weddings and the event reservations are available for this adorable hidden gem. we know there are many other romantic parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair buildings. or for any athletic field, call 831-5510.
>> here we are at the spur urban ken center and we are in this little house that was built to show what it is like in san francisco after an earthquake. we are very pleased to have with us today, pat brown from the department of animal care and control and her friend oreo. >> hi. >> lauren. >> could you tell us what it would take after an earthquake or some other emergency when you are in your home and maybe no power or water for a little while. what it would take for you and oreo to be comfortable and safe at home. >> just as you would prepare for your own needs should an earthquake or a disaster event occur, you need to prepare for your pets. and i have brought with me today, some of the things that i have put in my disaster kit to prepare for my animal's needs to make sure that i am ready should something happen and i need to shelter at home.
>> what are some of the things that people should have in their home after an earthquake or other emergency to help take care of their tasks and take care of themselves. >> i took the liberty of bringing you some examples. it includes a first aid kit for your pet and you can also use it for yourself and extra meds for your pets. and water container that will not tip over. we have got both food, wet food and dry food for your pet. and disposable food container. and water, and your vet records. in addition, we have a collar and some toys. >> yeah. to keep oreo busy. >> he needs toys and this is san francisco being a fruity city and come on oreo. this is your dinner, it is
patte style chicken dinner with our foody seen here. >> what they say now is that you should have at least a gallon of water and i think that a gallon of water is small amount, i think that maybe more like two gallons of water would be good for you and your pet. >> does the city of animal control or any other agency help you with your pet after an emergency. >> there is a coalition of ngos, non-governmental organizations led by the department of animal care and control to do disaster planning for pets and that includes the san francisco spca. the paws group, the vet sos, pets unlimited. and we all have gotten together and have been getting together for over four or five years now to talk about how we can educate the public about being prepared for a disaster as it involves your pets. >> a lot of services.
i understand that if you have to leave your home, we are encouraging people to take their pets with them. >> absolutely. we think that that is a lesson that we concerned from karina, if you are being evacuated you should take your pet with you. i have a carrier, and you need to have a carrier that you can fit your pet in comfortably and you need to take your pet with you when you were evacuated. >> i am going to thank you very much for joining us and bringing oreo today. and i am go good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting